March 8, 2017

From Robin Crozier’s MEMO random project here is a poignant slice of life, dated March 1, 1991, from Shelia Hooligan, who describes her day on February 3, 1991: “A day of small animals, of cold fingers, of a thin winter sun and thinking about the novel I’ve just finished and whether it’s any good.” What a feeling of immediate connection to receive this in the mail. It has some similarities to a Facebook experience, if a Facebook post came handwritten in cursive on actual paper with a snapshot of a pygmy goat jumping through the hen house roof taped to it.

I couldn’t find a specific link to Sheila’s work, other than a listing of might be her name as an author in Index to Female Writers in science Fiction, Fantasy and Utopia: 18th Century to the Present

December 16, 2015

From my correspondence with Robin Crozier, a MEMO(Random)/MEMO (RY) from Jonathan Stangroom dated December 14, 1991. As a participant in this project of Robin’s – I received a series of folded sheets of 8.5 x 11” paper in business-sized envelopes in the mail (the kind delivered by an actual mail carrier). Each sheet listed as its subject/instruction: “what do you remember about ____?”( a specific date- usually at least a year in the past). After completing my sheet and mailing it back to Robin, I would receive another correspondent’s completed MEMO(ry). Still a delightful poignant glimpse into another person’s world. I enjoy the contrast between the improvised direct feeling of Jonathan’s message and imagining the careful time consum...

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SECOND SIGHT is a 24 month project to revisit, reconnect, and share 30+ years of my own studio work (drawing, works on paper, artists books, installations) and featuring work, ephemera and  projects of other artists that have enriched my personal and working life over this time period.


Via weekly posts that move forward by linking some aspect of the previous post to the current one and using tags as a creative way to search the ongoing entries – Second Sight will grow into an alternative archive.


I invite you to join me at any and all points during this probably odd but hopefully compelling voyage.

Finding Connections in a Drawn World

KATE KERN  Visual Artist